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Dirck S. Halstead Edit Profile

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Dirck S. Halstead, American photographer, journalist. Recipient 1st prize awards New York Press Association, 1973, 74, 75, 76, 77, Robert Capa award for exceptional photography from abroad requiring skill and courage, 1975, Front Page award American Newspaper Guild, 1975, 76, 1st prize color news, color features New York Press Photographers, 1978, 1st place sports picture of year New York Press Photographers, 1982, others.


Halstead, Dirck S. was born on December 24, 1936 in Huntington, New York, United States. Son of William S. and Leslie (Munro) Halstead.


Educated, Haverford College, 1958.


Staff photographer, United Press International, Dallas, 1958-1960;special roving photographer, Department of Army, Washington, 1960-1961;photographer, Black Star, Washington, 1961-1962;picture bureau manager, United Press International, Philadelphia, 1962-1965;picture bureau manager, United Press International, Saigon, Vietnam, 1965-1966;roving special photographer, United Press International, 1966-1972;photographer, Time magazine, New York City, since 1972;contract photographer, Time magazine, New York City, 1972-1973;White House photographer, Time magazine, 1973-1977;special color projects photographer, Time magazine, New York City, 1977-1980;senior White House photographer, Time magazine, since 1980.


Served with United States Army, 1960-1961. Member White House News Photographers Association (vice president White House standing committee for still photographers, 1st prize news 1976, 1st prize for feature color 1977, first place presidential photograph 1988, 1st place presidential photograph 1992), New York Pres Photographers Association, National Press Photographers Association Clubs: National Press, Overseas Press.


Son of and Leslie (Munro) H.

William S. Halstead

Leslie (Munro) Halstead